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Well you bugs have made me want to take the plunge. I used a total of 32 ins and 32 outs, thankfully that's supported by my interface's class compliant mode. With that being said how the heck does this all work? Do I just build a version of JACK and call it a day or is there going to be a lot more to it than that? I'd rather not go in blind.
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> I didn't understand half of what you've said
> I hope the post will get more traction with my reply and a smart fella appears to help you
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nLog wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 11:06 pm > I didn't understand half of what you've said
> I hope the post will get more traction with my reply and a smart fella appears to help you


I appreciate it bud, I'll go in blind if necessary. My understanding is that professional audio on Linux has come a long way since I was in high school. But it's looking too simple and I feel like I have to be missing something.
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Birdshapes wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 10:42 pm Well you bugs have made me want to take the plunge. I used a total of 32 ins and 32 outs, thankfully that's supported by my interface's class compliant mode. With that being said how the heck does this all work? Do I just build a version of JACK and call it a day or is there going to be a lot more to it than that? I'd rather not go in blind.
Just use Pipewire
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Birdshapes wrote: Fri Jul 05, 2024 10:42 pm Well you bugs have made me want to take the plunge. I used a total of 32 ins and 32 outs, thankfully that's supported by my interface's class compliant mode. With that being said how the heck does this all work? Do I just build a version of JACK and call it a day or is there going to be a lot more to it than that? I'd rather not go in blind.
Recommending Ubuntu Studio to start with. It it assembled with creatives in mind, including audio tools and real-time/low-latency kernels for audio production.
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w8l wrote: Sat Jul 06, 2024 3:55 am Recommending Ubuntu Studio to start with. It it assembled with creatives in mind, including audio tools and real-time/low-latency kernels for audio production.
I appreciate the recommendation although the tooling with Ubuntu Studio appears to be mainly bloat in my case. Spent way too much time building and maintaining hardware (not to mention money) to not use it. Really the only software I need is a DAW (Reaper) and JACK or Pipewire (as recommended by rose).

I'm considering going with Arch as my distro, used it frequently over a decade ago. I'm sure it'd be frustrating getting back into things but likely worthwhile.
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i have no experience with pro audio, but arch is definitely the way to go if you need an unconventional set-up. very easy to customise things!
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Well I gave things a shot, sadly there's too many dropouts for me to to use linux as a daily driver. Hopefully in another year that won't be an issue.
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Birdshapes wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:39 am Well I gave things a shot, sadly there's too many dropouts for me to to use linux as a daily driver. Hopefully in another year that won't be an issue.
What exactly did you try out?
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rose wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:05 pm What exactly did you try out?
JACK and Pipewire, dropouts on both, it wouldn't be an issue if I wasn't using outboard hardware. I should mention up to 48kHz SR dropouts aren't an issue at all, but I really need above that
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